Know Your Sheffield - Local History

Ref: C3673331

Brian Holmshaw is leading an evening class for the WEA called  Know Your Sheffield : A Local History of the City. It will suit beginners and people building on existing knowledge. A well-established course using images, maps and documents of the period. Tuesday evenings, 5.45-7.45pm for 12 weeks from 18 September to 11 December 2018 at The Circle (Voluntary Action Sheffield), Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW. Book on or email for course content.

Course aim

To provide a chronology of the late C19th an early C20th in Sheffield and explain key historical buildings, people and industrial, social and political change in that period.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand the chronology of Sheffield from the Tudor period to the C19th
  • Understand key aspects of the industrial processes that contributed to the growth of Sheffield
  • Understand key aspects of political change in Sheffield over this period
  • Identify a range of people who influenced the development Sheffield in this period
  • identify some key historical features and buildings in the Sheffield landscape

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • A notebook or laptop would be useful if you wish to take notes

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Know Your Sheffield - Local History

Enrolment Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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